The fate of young radiotagged common brushtail possums, Trichosurus vulpecula, in New Zealand lowland forest

Twenty-nine newly independent juvenile common brushtail possums were radiotracked in dense lowland forest. In their first year of independence 10 died in the 16-ha area where they were first caught; six (including five males) dispersed. One of the males moved 6 multiplied by 8 km in the course of two nights. Contact with two animals was lost, and eleven (including nine females) remained as residents on their maternal home ranges

Author G. D. Ward
Year 1985
Secondary title Austrlian Wildlife Research
Volume 12
Number 2
Pages 145-150